I remember the first time I watched David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. I was coming off a “Twin Peaks” high and was devouring pretty much anything he had directed, which may have caused a slight bit of sensory overload, but c’est la vie.
What drew me in to the world of Blue Velvet was how terrifying it was in its beauty. It’s a elegantly crafted film that doesn’t shy away from exposing and baring ugliness when necessary, resulting in a film that is hypnotic and nightmarish, a phantasmagoria of the highest caliber.
Now, we’re going to get a chance to dive further into that world with the upcoming Blue Velvet Revisited, a full-length documentary compiled from tons of behind-the-scenes footage and photographs captured by German photographer Peter Braatz. Welcome To Twin Peaks explains that some of this material was used for the 1988 documentary No Frank In Lumberton but that it left out approximately 70% of the footage accumulated by Braatz.
Blue Velvet Revisited will include interviews with Lynch and stars Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Jack Nance, Laura Dern, and more.
Blue Velvet Revisited will feature music by Tuxedomoon, Cult With No Name, and John Foxx. The soundtrack will see a CD/Vinyl/Digital release on October 16th.
A teaser for the documentary can be seen below but it should be noted that while the teaser is in black and white, the final feature will be digitized and shown in color. The premiere is expected sometime late this year, possibly early 2016.